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Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants

Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants

Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armour of God".

Comment(s) 9/21/2014

ISIL’s actions have no place in Islam, Turkey’s top cleric Mehmet Görmez says

ISIL’s actions have no place in Islam, Turkey’s top cleric Mehmet Görmez says

'Use the abbreviated names because its long name has a very sacred name like Islam'

Comment(s) 8/19/2014

Turkey’s top religious body to host Latin American Muslim leaders

Turkey’s top religious body to host Latin American Muslim leaders

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) will hold a “Latin American Religious Muslim Leaders Summit” in November, as part of its efforts to reach Muslim communities around the world.

Comment(s) 9/15/2014

Pope says Church not out to 'conquer' Asia

Pope says Church not out to 'conquer' Asia

Pope Francis reached out to China on the penultimate day of his visit to South Korea on Sunday, urging a closer dialogue and insisting that Catholics did not view Asia with the mentality of "conquerors."

Comment(s) 8/17/2014

Pope likely to visit Turkey this autumn

Pope likely to visit Turkey this autumn

Pope Francis is expected to pay an official visit to Turkey later this autumn, eight years after his predecessor, Benedict XVI, paid a landmark official visit from the Holy See to the country

Comment(s) 9/9/2014

World’s first adobe palace comes to light in eastern Turkey

World’s first adobe palace comes to light in eastern Turkey

Excavations will start soon in the Aslantepe tumulus, one of the latest 13 places in Turkey that have been included in UNESCO’s world heritage temporary list

Comment(s) 8/8/2014

Armenian church on Akdamar Island hosts fifth service

Armenian church on Akdamar Island hosts fifth service

The church was reopened to occasional prayers in 2010 after a hiatus of nearly 100 years

Comment(s) 9/7/2014

Centuries-old bibles seized in Muğla

Centuries-old bibles seized in Muğla

Six 1,600-year-old leather bibles have been seized in the western province of Muğla’s Köyceğiz district

Comment(s) 8/8/2014

Armenian church on Akdamar Island set to host fifth service

Armenian church on Akdamar Island set to host fifth service

Christians from Turkey and around the world have started to travel to Akdamar Island on Lake Van for the fifth annual Divine Liturgy on the island’s famous 10th century church

Comment(s) 9/5/2014

Sümela monastery readies for fifth service

Sümela monastery readies for fifth service

The historic Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea province of Trabzon is preparing for a yearly service that will be held on Aug. 15

Comment(s) 8/7/2014

Turkish PM seeks restitution of top religious body’s ‘honor’

Turkish PM seeks restitution of top religious body’s ‘honor’

PM Davutoğlu says the Diyanet’s role has an 'international mission'

Comment(s) 9/5/2014

Pope urges young people not to waste time on Internet and  smartphones

Pope urges young people not to waste time on Internet and smartphones

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged 50,000 German altar servers not to waste time on the Internet, smartphones and television, but to spend their time on more productive activities.

Comment(s) 8/6/2014

Turkey’s top cleric urges Pope to act over mosque attacks

Turkey’s top cleric urges Pope to act over mosque attacks

Drawing attention to steadily rising attacks against mosques in Germany, Turkey’s top cleric has said the Pope must 'translate words into deeds with regard to the misperception and misinterpretation of Islam'

Comment(s) 9/2/2014

Turkey's religious head calls new Islamic 'caliphate' illegitimate

Turkey's religious head calls new Islamic 'caliphate' illegitimate

The declaration of a 'caliphate' by Islamist militants in Iraq lacks legitimacy and their death threats to Christians are a danger to civilization, the head of Turkey’s religious authority has said

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

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